ACRL announces Immersion ’15 Programs

For Immediate Release
Fri, 10/03/2014


Margot Conahan

Manager of Professional Development


CHICAGO The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications for its Information Literacy Immersion ’15 Program. The ACRL Immersion Programs provide instruction librarians the opportunity to work intensively on all aspect of information literacy.

Registration materials are now available for the Immersion Management Track: Practical Management for the Instruction Coordinator, to be held in conjunction with the ACRL 2015 Conference on March 25, 2015, in Portland, Ore. The registration deadline is Feb. 6, 2015.

The Practical Management Track will address how to lead from within – developing the powers of persuasion to influence in multiple directions. Other topics include creating the right environment for a successful instruction program, understanding a broader campus environment, providing constructive feedback and coaching for success.  Discover how to influence in multiple directions in order to achieve programmatic goals and develop a succinct proposal for administrative consideration.

Applications are also being accepted for Immersion ‘15 Teacher and Program tracks to be held Aug. 2-7, 2015, at Seattle University. Acceptance to Immersion ’15 is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. Applications are due Dec. 5, 2014.

The Teacher Track focuses on individual development for those who are interested in refreshing, enhancing or extending their individual instruction skills. Curriculum includes classroom techniques, learning theory, leadership and assessment framed in the context of information literacy. The Program Track focuses on developing, integrating and managing institutional and programmatic information literacy programs. Change dynamics, systems thinking, institutional outcomes assessment, scalability and the integration of teaching, learning, and technology will be brought to bear on analyzing the various programmatic challenges presented in case studies developed prior to the program.

Direct questions on program or application process to Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 or email


The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook and Twitter at @ala_acrl.